About cookies


When you use the website hsveitur.is, pieces of information about your visit are stored on your computer. These pieces of information are known as cookies, and aim to improve your user experience and contribute to the future development of our website.

This statement provides detailed information about cookies and how you can manage their use on this website.


What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are stored in the user’s browser to analyse visits and store preferences.

There are different types of cookies with different purposes. Some cookies are required for the functionality of the website, e.g. to provide users with access to areas of the website and enable them to use the available services. The use of these essential cookies cannot be blocked.

Other cookies are use for web analytics or for marketing purposes.

Below you can find further information on the cookies used by HS Veitur on its website, as well as their purpose and expiry date.


Cookies used on HS Veitur’s website


  1. Essential cookies

Name of cookie





island.is identification

Brief duration

Used for identification on the intranet


HS Veitur

1 day

Used to switch between users on the intranet


HS Veitur

30 minutes

Which user is logged in

  1. Analytic cookies

Cookies used for analytics enable HS Veitur to understand how the company’s website is being used. The number of visitors to the website and their usage of the site is monitored. The purpose of these cookies is to monitor and improve website functionality and provide an optimal user experience.


Name of cookie






Google Analytics

365 days

These cookies are used to collect information about how individuals use the website.


LiveChat Inc

3 years

These cookies are used for the website’s live chat. Further information on them can be found here: https://www.livechatinc.com/legal/privacy-policy/


  1. Preferential cookies on hsveitur.is

Preferential cookies on hsveitur.is are used to identify users who have used the website. This is done for the convenience of users, e.g. to remember selected user preferences on the website.


Name of cookie





HS Veitur

365 days

Whether the use of cookies on the website has been accepted.

Cookies on third party websites

HS Veitur’s website, www.hsveitur.is, may contain links to other websites. HS Veitur is not responsible for content of these sites or the security of users when leaving our site. Furthermore, the company is not responsible for the content of websites that link to the HS Veitur’s website.


Use and deletion of cookies

Website users can enable or disable cookies used on the HS Veitur website in their browser. Detailed information on how to do this can be found on the website of the browser in question.


Further information

HS Veitur’s privacy policy can be found here: www.hsveitur.is/about us/terms and condition.
If you have any further questions, please send an enquiry to personuvernd@hsveitur.is